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 We developed the YouthForce 2020 Program to provide students with the skills and opportunities necessary to impact the future. The curriculum is tailored towards introducing K-12 students to careers in building trades, construction, and engineering.  We’ve administered this program nationally since 1989.

Turner's Youth Force 2020 encourages today’s youth to consider the construction industry as a viable career path. Locally we have more than 150 employees dedicated to sharing their practical experiences from the project site to the classroom.  Our enthusiastic staff members guide students through their academic journeys while exposing them to Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely (SMART) goal-setting in the construction industry. Turner has partnered with local school districts to offer mentorship programs, job site tours, and scholarship opportunities.

To be eligible for YouthForce 2020, a student must be a graduating high-school senior from a YouthForce 2020 supported school district; have a minimum GPA of 2.8; attending a 2 or 4 year institution from which Turner Kansas City actively recruits from, and majoring in Civil / Electrical / Environmental / Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management or Architecture.

The objectives of the Youth Force 2020 include:

  • Encouraging students to stay in school
  • Considering the construction industry as a viable career path
  • Providing needed guidance, direction and role models
  • Promoting construction industry awareness
  • Developing a mentor/protégé program with the students
  • Promoting diversity
Participating YouthForce 2020 School Districts:

  • Kansas City, Missouri School District
  • Independence, Missouri School District
  • North Kansas City, Missouri School District
  • Olathe, Kansas School District
  • Kansas City, Kansas School District

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1220 Washington Street, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64105

Phone: (816) 283-0555

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